1 user 1 critic

Ingrid sulla strada (1973)

| Crime, Drama
The young Ingrid leaves her home after being raped by her father and arrives to Rome, where she prostitutes herself.


Brunello Rondi


Brunello Rondi


Credited cast:
Janet Agren ... Ingrid
Francesca Romana Coluzzi Francesca Romana Coluzzi ... Claudia
Franco Citti ... Renato
Fred Robsahm Fred Robsahm ... Man of Renato gang (as Fred Robsham)
Bruno Corazzari ... The painter
Marisa Traversi Marisa Traversi ... Clotilde
Gino Cassani Gino Cassani ... Man in the train
Enrico Maria Salerno ... Urbano
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Askin Tony Askin
Franco Garofalo ... Man of Renato
Luigi Antonio Guerra Luigi Antonio Guerra ... Man of Renato gang
Fulvio Mingozzi Fulvio Mingozzi ... Father of Ingrid
Alessandro Perrella Alessandro Perrella ... Journalist
Luciano Rossi ... The traitor
Mauro Vestri Mauro Vestri


The young Ingrid leaves her home after being raped by her father and arrives to Rome, where she prostitutes herself.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Drama







Also Known As:

Eva, t' apokryfa tis zois See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Thousand Cinematografica See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs





Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Walking Through The Falling Leaves
Written and Performed by Carlo Savina And His Orchestra
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Coarse, enjoyable tale of a prostitute
23 August 2010 | by lor_See all my reviews

Janet Agren is unlikely casting as the bedraggled prostitute of Brunella Rondi's MACADAM JUNGLE, a film whose natural English title of INGRID THE STREETWALKER was apparently never used.

I saw it in a version padded with XXX insert scenes, but the original format clearly shines through. Ingrid's a stunning blonde girl from the north who arrives in Rome after trying her hand (literally) at hooking on the train. Once ensconced in the fabled metropolis, she's taken under the wing of an experienced streetwalker Claudia (played by Francesca Romana Coluzzi, who easily steals the movie), and seems to make the big time when hired as a twosome by decadent aristocrat Urbano (played by talented actor-director Enrico Maria Salerno).

Matters reach a tragic inclusion due to the evil machinations of the leader of a motorcycle gang, Renato (Franco Citti, on loan from Pier Paolo Pasolini's acting stable). Plenty of sex and gore is delivered, even without the unmatched, brightly lit XXX closeups that showed up like clockwork in the DVD I watched. Many of the films of this era were spiced up with hardcore scenes added later (even so big a star as Ornella Muti suffered this ignominious fate), but in one b.j. closeup it is fortunately obvious that Agren was not personally degraded in this fashion -only her film was.

Agren is such an ice-maiden beauty that she doesn't fit this casting choice -no matter how she's pawed, her clothes torn, or her makeup ruffled, she remains ready to step out and film a L'Oreal commercial at any moment (sort of the Dayle Haddon syndrome). Filling in the blanks is Coluzzi, an earthy beauty who reminds me of Francoise Fabian (the French-dubbed soundtrack helped cement that impression), and she gives one powerhouse performance here. I've seen her in many films over the years, but I don't think she ever got the big break or achieved starring roles. Citti as the dastardly, sadistic villain is very disappointing -I wasn't convinced by his character for a moment. Score by Carlo Savina is excellent.

Filmmaker Brunello Rondi remains, 20 years after his death, an enigma -I hope to see more of his work soon, starting with his debut VIOLENT LIFE which starred Citti and was derived from a Pasolini story. Rondi wrote films for Fellini for most of the maestro's career, but never established himself as a director of note on his own. However, his frequent dabbling with popular exploitation themes means he is due for a re-evaluation, now that exploitation films (especially from Italy) are so highly prized by a new generation of buffs, whose "taste buds have been ruined" to paraphrase an exhortation by Henri Langlois, and who reject wholesale the classics of cinema history.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed